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Rising Storm

Rising Storm review

A Pacific Reason

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1 year ago

Rising Storm is free for keepsies right now

The WW2 Pacific Theater FPS action of Red Orchestra spin-off Rising Storm [official site] is yours to grab for free right now. The Humble Store are giving the game away to celebrate the impending end of their spring sale. Tim Stone will tell you that Rising Storm is one of the best simulation games and Alec will add that it's one of the best FPSs,…

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Oohrah! Rising Storm 2: Vietnam now in open beta

I played a lot of Rising Storm, the standalone multiplayer expansion to Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad and officially the 27th best FPS of all time. It got its gritty claws into me. So I'm pretty pumped for the sequel, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam [official site], which has now got a launch date of 30 May. Yep, that's just 10 days away. Oohrah! If you…

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3 years ago

Crouch-Run Through The Jungle: Rising Storm 2 Vietnam

We're still combing through the assorted reveals from last night's PC Gaming Show By PC Gamers For PC Gamers Master Race Master Race No Normals Allowed Alright, but one immediate attention-grabber is the follow up to brutalist WW2 multiplayer shooter Rising Storm (née Red Orchestra). It's left me all nostalgic - not because the trailer for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam [official site] has a Creedence…

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4 years ago

Rising Storm & Company of Heroes 2 Free Trial Weekends

"Doing anything nice this weekend?" the hairdresser asks, running their hands through your luxuriant quiff. "I'm actually heading out on a whistle-stop tour of battlefields on World War 2's Eastern and Pacific fronts," you reply, leaning back to press your scalp into their supple fingers as they gasp in respect and admiration, "and I'll have the cyber razor cut thanks." Ho ho but while your…

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You Have 9 Hours To Get Red Orchestra 2 Free

"Some days war takes patience, but other days it demands action," the sergeant barks, I write, lazily imagining how sergeants may speak in all those WW2 films from the 1960s that I haven't watched. "Today is a day for action," I hint to lead into the crux of this video game news post for Rock, Paper, Shotgun. "... you maggot," the sergeant adds then immediately…

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5 years ago

Rising Storm Has Risen Over The Internet

Rising Storm - a quasi-sideways-sequel-but-also-merger with the splendid Red Orchestra 2 - has been released. As you might expect, it's a multiplayer FPS where US Army and Marine Corps battles the Imperial Japanese Army across the Pacific theatre. I'm planning on spending a little time with this - I'm generally reminded of why I always get a kick out of this series of games, particularly…

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6 years ago

Tripwire’s Rising Storm Whips Up A Trailer

Red Orchestra 2 occupies some space on my hard-drive. I keep it there, along with Sniper Elite V2 and Build & Shoot, to satisfy a basic need I have to shoot at a tiny cluster of pixels in the distance and hope that their widows are weeping come the end of the round. I'm not a super expert at it, but it's satisfying enough for…

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Weather Or Not: Tripwire Show Off Rising Storm

Tripwire have released a bunch of footage of Rising Storm, narrated and explained by the lead dev. It shows some of the extremely diverse maps, as well as the combat in those environments. There's some great detail in there, showing features such as Japanese riflemen using their grenades as boobytrap mines. Oddly, Heroes Of Stalingrad multiplayer is going to be included in this expansion, which…

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